Scottish League Cup as it happened

Aberdeen, Dundee United, Hearts and Motherwell progress to the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals.

25 September 2013 Last updated at 22:51

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  1. 2242: 

    Time for me to sign off. Thank you for joining us tonight and for your contributions.

    Gary Locke, Hearts manager

    "Credit to the lads. Their desire not to get beat is fantastic and we're delighted to be in the hat for the next round."

  3. 2237: 

    Championship outfit Morton are the only side from outside the top flight to feature in the last eight.

  4. 2230: 

    So, the Scottish Premiership sides progress from all of tonight's ties and Aberdeen, Dundee United, Hearts and Motherwell join last night's winners Hibernian, Inverness, Morton and St Johnstone in Thursday's quarter-final draw.

  5. 2222: 
    Hearts 3-3 Queen of the South (aet, 4-2 on pens)

    Hearts eventually book their place in the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals.

  6. 2221: 
    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Dale Carrick scores (Hearts)

    Dale Carrick converts to seal a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win for Hearts

  7. 2221: 
    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Derek Lyle scores (Queen of the South)
  8. 2220: 
    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Billy King scores (Hearts)

    Hearts lead 4-2 in the shoot-out.

  9. 2220: 
    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Michael Paton misses (Queen of the South)

    Jamie MacDonald saves to keep Hearts ahead.

  10. 2220: 
    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Dylan McGowan scores (Hearts)
  11. 2219: 
    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Chris Higgins misses (Queen of the South)
  12. 2219: 
    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Jamie Hamill misses (Hearts)

    Hamill clears the bar

  13. 2218: 
    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Derek Lyle scores (Queen of the South)

    Queens level.

  14. 2217: 
    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Jordan McGhee scores (Hearts)

    Hearts take the lead in the shoot-out.

  15. 2216: 

    Hearts won a penalty shoot-out in the last round against Raith Rovers.

  16. 2214: 
    PENALTY SHOOT-OUT- Hearts 3-3 Queen of the South

    And it is going to be a penalty shoot-out at Tynecastle to decide the final Scottish League Cup quarter-final place.

  17. 2212: 
    CLOSE!- Hearts 3-3 Queen of the South

    Queen of the South's Michael Paton fires a shot just over the Hearts crossbar.

  18. 2209: 
    Hearts 3-3 Queen of the South

    It looks like it's going to go to penalties at Tynecastle...

  19. 2207: 
    GOAL- Heasrt 3-3 Queen of the South (Higgins)

    Chris Higgins slams the ball past Jamie MacDonald and it's all square again at Tynecastle.


    Sean, Livingston: "Hearts v Hibernian would be brilliant. Motherwell v Morton my second choice. Aberdeen to win the Cup imo."

  21. 2203: 
    Hearts 3-2 Queen of the South

    Queen of the South continue to probe for a third equaliser at Tynecastle. Can the Scottish Championship side force penalties?

  22. 2158: 
    KICK-OFF- Hearts 3-2 Queen of the South

    And they're back underway after a quick turnaround in Edinburgh.

  23. 2156: 
    HALF-TIME- Hearts 3-2 Queen of the South

    It's half-time in extra-time at Tynecastle.


    Anonymous: "Hearts very lucky so far"

    Stuart McCall, Motherwell manager

    "We deserved to win the game. We're delighted to be through."


    Alex, Bedford: "Enough worrying about where Hearts' goals will come from. Who needs strikers?"

  27. 2145: 
    CLOSE!- Hearts 3-2 Queen of the South

    Derek Lyle has a free header in the Hearts box but cannot hit the target for Queens.

  28. 2141: 
    GOAL- Hearts 3-2 Queen of the South (Wilson)

    Danny Wilson flicks the ball home from Jamie Hamill's delivery and Hearts lead for a third time. Can they hold on this time?

    Derek McInnes, Aberdeen manager

    "There was a lot to be pleased about. I was delighted with the second-half performance."

  30. 2138: 
    FULL-TIME- Livingston 1-2 Motherwell

    Motherwell reach the last eight despite a late rally from Livingston.

  31. 2136: 
    EXTRA TIME- Hearts 2-2 Queen of the South

    No winner at Tynecastle before the end of regulation time and there's going to be an additional half-hour.

  32. 2135: 
    GOAL- Livingston 1-2 Motherwell (Denholm)

    Danny Denholm capitalises after Motherwell do not clear their lines and Livi are back in this game, though time is running out.

  33. 2134: 
    FULL-TIME- Dundee Utd 4-1 Partick Thistle

    Dundee United safely through to the quarter-finals, helped in no small part by David Goodwillie's hat-trick.

  34. 2131: 
    GOAL- Dundee Utd 4-1 Partick Thistle (Goodwillie, hat-trick)

    Scott Vernon is not the only man to be taking the match ball home tonight with David Goodwillie completing his treble with a smart, one-touch finish at the end of a sweeping United move.

  35. 2129: 
    GOAL- Dundee Utd 3-1 Partick Thistle (Elliott)

    Christie Elliott pulls a goal back for Partick Thistle with a right-foot shot.

    Burton O'Brien and James McFadden James McFadden (right) netted Motherwell's second against Livingston - his first of the season
  37. 2126: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Hearts 2-2 Queen of the South

    Hearts goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald blocks a shot from Ian McShane to keep the scores level at Tynecastle.

  38. 2125: 
    GOAL- Dundee Utd 3-0 Partick Thistle (Dow)

    Ryan Gauld sets up David Goodwillie for a shot and Ryan Dow converts after the striker's effort rebounds off the post.

    Aberdeen striker Scott Vernon Vernon netted a hat-trick in Aberdeen's 5-0 win
  40. 2120: 

    Dundee United and Motherwell appear on course to join Aberdeen and last night's winners in the last eight but there's still no separating Hearts and Queen of the South.

  41. 2115: 
    GOAL- Livingston 0-2 Motherwell (McFadden)

    James McFadden back-heels Stevie Hammell's cross into the net to double Motherwell's lead. "Vintage McFadden," as described by BBC Scotland's Chick Young.

  42. 2114: 
    Dundee Utd 2-0 Partick Thistle

    United still in command at Tannadice. Few signs of a Thistle comeback.

  43. 2111: 
    Livingston 0-1 Motherwell

    Can Livi recover now following Jason Talbot's sending off for violent conduct?

  44. 2109: 
    RED CARD- Jason Talbot (Livingston)

    Jason Talbot's lunge on Steven Hammell results in a sending off for the Livingston player.


    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin at Tynecastle: "This a real cracker at Tynecastle! Hearts 2 Queens 2! Who do you fancy to come out on top?#bbcsportscot"

  46. 2106: 
    Livingston 0-1 Motherwell

    Motherwell still in front with Livi unable to find a breakthrough in the second half, despite some decent possession.

  47. 2104: 
    FULL-TIME- Falkirk 0-5 Aberdeen

    A very satisfying night for Aberdeen with strikes from Joe Shaughnessy and Cammy Smith and Scott Vernon's hat-trick sealing a handsome win and a place in the quarter-finals.

  48. 2104: 
    CLOSE!- Hearts 2-2 Queen of the South

    And the visitors almost score again with Michael Paton having a go from 18 yards and narrowly missing the target.

  49. 2102: 
    GOAL- Hearts 2-2 Queen of the South (Paton)

    But wait, Queens have hit back again with Michael Paton firing home from Derek Lyle's cross.

  50. 2100: 

    Four sides lead on the night and Aberdeen, Dundee United, Hearts and Motherwell fans may be savouring the prospect of the quarter-final draw...


    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin: "Jim McIntyre and Gerry McCabe very unhappy at the penalty decision awarded against them. They may have a case!#bbcsportscot"

  52. 2053: 
    CLOSE!- Falkirk 0-5 Aberdeen

    Nicky Low's trickery takes him past some Falkirk defenders and into a shooting position but he drags his effort wide.

  53. 2052: 
    GOAL- Hearts 2-1 Queen of the South (Hamill, penalty)

    Jamie Hamill converts from 12 yards to put the hosts back in front.

  54. 2051: 
    PENALTY- Hearts 1-1 Queen of the South

    Jamie Walker goes in between two Queen of the South defenders and wins a penalty for Hearts.

  55. 2048: 

    Second halves getting underway at Tynecastle, Tannadice and Almondvale.

  56. 2046: 
    GOAL- Falkirk 0-5 Aberdeen (Vernon, hat-trick)

    Yes, it is a hat-trick for Scott Vernon, who confidently strokes the ball past Michael McGovern.

  57. 2046: 
    PENALTY- Falkirk 0-4 Aberdeen

    Peter Pawlett is taken down by Will Vaulks and Aberdeen have a penalty. Scott Vernon will take, will it be the hat-trick?

    Dundee United players celebrating David Goodwillie (right) has marked his return to the Dundee United starting line-up with two goals
  59. 2040: 
    Falkirk 0-4 Aberdeen

    Joe Shaughnessy heads into the arms of Michael McGovern as Aberdeen continue to press at the Falkirk Stadium.


    Michael Richardson: "Dons for the treble COYR #bbcsportscot"

  61. 2034: 
    Falkirk 0-4 Aberdeen

    Scott Vernon fancies a hat-trick tonight. He comes close with a shot across the face of goal but there's still over 25 minutes left for him to get his third of the evening.

  62. 2033: 
    HALF-TIME- Livingston 0-1 Motherwell

    And it's also half-time at Almondvale where Motherwell hold a narrow advantage courtesy of Bob McHugh's goal.

  63. 2033: 
    HALF-TIME- Dundee Utd 2-0 Partick Thistle

    That David Goodwillie double has capped a pleasing first half for the home side. Thistle have it all to do.

  64. 2032: 
    GOAL- Dundee Utd 2-0 Partick Thistle (Goodwillie)

    David Goodwillie heads his second goal of the game to double United's lead.

  65. 2031: 
    HALF-TIME- Hearts 1-1 Queen of the South

    It's level at the break in Edinburgh with Ryan McGuffie cancelling out Kevin McHattie's opener for the hosts.

  66. 2029: 
    CLOSE!- Hearts 1-1 Queen of the South

    Queen of the South continue to press at Tynecastle and Michael Paton fires into the side netting.

  67. 2026: 
    GOAL- Falkirk 0-4 Aberdeen (Vernon)

    It's a rout at the Falkirk Stadium and Scott Vernon has his second of the night, this time converting on the rebound after Cammy Smith's shot had been saved by Michael McGovern.

  68. 2025: 
    GOAL- Falkirk 0-3 Aberdeen (Vernon)

    And it's a third for the Dons with Scott Vernon scoring as a substitute as he did on Saturday. The striker slid in to convert after Nicky Low's cross had been flicked on by Clark Robertson.

  69. 2023: 
    Falkirk 0-2 Aberdeen

    Aberdeen have started the second half as they finished the first - strongly. Falkirk are struggling to get a grip on this game and it seems a long way back for Gary Holt's side.

  70. 2020: 
    CLOSE!- Hearts 1-1 Queen of the South

    Queen of the South's Derek Lyle cannot hit the target from six yards out with only goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald to beat.

  71. 2019: 
    GOAL- Dundee Utd 1-0 Partick Thistle (Goodwillie)

    Partick Thistle do not clear their lines at a United attack and David Goodwillie stretches out a foot to beat Scott Fox from eight yards.

  72. 2017: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Livingston 0-1 Motherwell

    Motherwell's Lionel Ainsworth threatens to repeat his superb goal at the weekend, with the winger's rasping strike well saved by Darren Jamieson.

  73. 2017: 
    KICK-OFF- Falkirk 0-2 Aberdeen

    The match at the Falkirk Stadium resumes with Aberdeen kicking off.

  74. 2015: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Dundee Utd 0-0 Partick Thistle

    Brian Graham comes close for Dundee United with his shot well blocked by Thistle goalkeeper Scott Fox.

  75. 2013: 
    YELLOW CARD- Dundee Utd 0-0 Partick Thistle

    Partick Thistle's Mark Kerr is cautioned for his challenge on Paul Paton.

  76. 2011: 

    As things stand, Aberdeen and Motherwell are on course for the quarter-finals, where Hibernian, Inverness, Morton and St Johnstone lie in wait.


    Tom Watson: "Most of the teams still in the competition must fancy their chances of making the final (provided they can avoid Morton)"

  78. 2008: 
    Dundee Utd 0-0 Partick Thistle

    Partick Thistle's Ross Forbes comes close with a long-range effort that is just off target. United have yet to impose themselves on the game.

  79. 2004: 
    Hearts 1-1 Queen of the South (McGuffie)

    Ryan McGuffie fires home from close range after Hearts come under concerted pressure from Queens. Game on.

  80. 2002: 
    HALF-TIME- Falkirk 0-2 Aberdeen

    Aberdeen well on top at the break. Two well-taken goals from Joe Shaughnessy and Cammy Smith and the Bairns have it all to do if they are going to turn this match around.

  81. 2001: 
    GOAL- Livingston 0-1 Motherwell (McHugh)

    Lionel Ainsworth's corner is flicked on at the near post and Bob McHugh forces the ball over the line for the opening goal.

  82. 2000: 
    GOAL- Hearts 1-0 Queen of the South (McHattie)

    Kevin McHattie gets the break of the ball at the edge of the Queens box, weaves his way towards goal and finishes well.

    Aberdeen players celebrating Aberdeen have been on top so far at the Falkirk Stadium
  84. 1956: 
    Hearts 0-0 Queen of the South

    Callum Paterson fires in a shot for Hearts but keeper Calum Antell is equal to it.

  85. 1955: 
    Livingston 0-0 Motherwell

    Still goalless at Almondvale too with John McGlynn taking charge of a Livi cup tie for the first time this evening.

  86. 1954: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Hearts 0-0 Queen of the South

    Queen of the South forward Ian McShane claims unsuccessfully for a handball at Tynecastle after his shot is blocked by Hearts captain Danny Wilson in the box.

  87. 1951: 
    GOAL- Falkirk 0-2 Aberdeen (Smith)

    Cammy Smith runs on to Joe Shaughnessy's headed knock down and buries the ball past Michael McGovern. Good move, good finish, good goal.

  88. 1950: 
    Dundee Utd 0-0 Partick Thistle

    Partick Thistle have forced some early corners at Tannadice but no goals so far. These two sides drew 0-0 on the opening weekend of the Scottish Premiership but there has to be a winner tonight, after extra-time and penalties if necessary.

  89. 1947: 
    Falkirk 0-1 Aberdeen

    It's really been Aberdeen's game so far with Falkirk unable to get any momentum in the match. However, the Dons have just withdrawn Calvin Zola, who picked up an early booking, and introduced substitute Scott Vernon.

  90. 1946: 
    CLOSE!- Falkirk 0-1 Aberdeen

    Joe Shaughnessy connects well with Jonny Hayes' corner but his volley his cleared off the line by Falkirk's Craig Sibbald.

  91. 1945: 

    The evening's other Scottish League Cup ties are just getting started.

  92. 1941: 
    Falkirk 0-1 Aberdeen

    Calvin Zola is penalised for a high foot and, after being booked earlier on, the striker will have to be careful if he is to avoid a red card.

  93. 1938: 
    GOAL- Falkirk 0-1 Aberdeen (Shaughnessy)

    Clark Robertson's long throw-in is cushioned by Michael Hector and Joe Shaughnessy rifles into the net to give the Dons the lead.

  94. 1936: 
    Falkirk 0-0 Aberdeen

    Terrific skill from Aberdeen's Nicky Low as he cuts in from the right but he takes one touch too many and the chance is gone.

  95. 1932: 
    Falkirk 0-0 Aberdeen

    It's calmed down slightly from that earlier burst of chances in Falkirk. The Bairns are trying to make in-roads to the Aberdeen penalty area but Mark Reynolds and his defence have stood firm so far.

  96. 1931: 

    Lionel Ainsworth makes his full debut for Motherwell while Livingston have to do without defender Mike Mampuya, who has an injury.

  97. 1929: 

    Livingston: Jamieson, Donaldson, Mensing, Fordyce, Talbot, Jacobs, O'Brien, Scougall, Scott, McNulty, Barrowman. Subs: Denholn, Walker, Wilkie, McDonald, Burchill.

    Motherwell: Nielsen, Ramsden, Hutchinson, McManus, Hammell, Ainsworth, Lawson, Carswell, Francis-Angol, McFadden, McHugh. Subs: Hollis, Sutton, Vigurs, Cummins, Moore.

    Referee: Brian Colvin

  98. 1928: 

    Hearts: MacDonald, McGowan, McKay, Wilson, McHattie, Robinson, Hamill, Holt, Paterson, Oliver, Walker. Subs: Ridgers, Carrick, Billy King, Tapping, McGhee.

    Queen of South: Antell, McGuffie, Kevin Dzierzawski, Dowie, Holt, Higgins, Young, McShane, Paton, Russell, Lyle. Subs: Mitchell, Atkinson, Reilly, Carmichael, Durnan.

    Referee: John McKendrick

  99. 1925: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Falkirk 0-0 Aberdeen

    Another chance at the Falkirk Stadium. This time Jonny Hayes bears down on goal but he cannot beat Michael McGovern. The ball runs loose for Nicky Low but his shot is too high.

  100. 1924: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Falkirk 0-0 Aberdeen

    Falkirk respond and Jay Fulton's shot from Craig Sibbald's low cross is well saved by Jamie Langfield.

  101. 1923: 
    CLOSE!- Falkirk 0-0 Aberdeen

    Aberdeen come close twice in quick succession with Calvin Zola unable to get on the end of a Jonny Hayes cross and then having a header cleared from inside the six-yard box.

  102. 1923: 

    David Goodwillie returns to the Dundee United starting line-up but Gary Mackay-Steven's absence continues for the Tangerines.

  103. 1921: 

    Referee Steven McLean is unhappy with Calvin Zola's sliding challenge on Falkirk goalkeeper Michael McGovern as both went for a bouncing ball. The Dons striker picks up the evening's first caution.


    Dundee Utd: Cierzniak, Wilson, Butcher, Gunning, Robertson, Paton, Rankin, Armstrong, Goodwillie, Graham, Ciftci. Subs: Dillon, Dow, Gauld, Souttar, McCallum.

    Partick: Fox, Stephen O'Donnell, Piccolo, Balatoni, Sinclair, Welsh, Kerr, Higginbotham, Forbes, Elliot, Doolan. Subs: Craigen, Lawless, Paul Gallacher, Baird, Osbourne.

    Referee: Calum Murray

  105. 1919: 
    Falkirk 0-0 Aberdeen

    No chances so far at the Falkirk Stadium with Aberdeen probably just edging it in terms of possession.

  106. 1919: 

    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin reports from Tynecastle that Hearts have made one change for the visit of Queen of the South with David Smith dropping out and Gary Oliver coming in. Queens are unchanged from Saturday.

  107. 1916: 

    And Falkirk get the match underway.

  108. 1914: 

    The Falkirk and Aberdeen players make their way onto the pitch with the home side wearing their change strip of white shirts and dark blue shorts. The visitors are in their traditional red kit.

    Derek McInnes, Aberdeen manager

    "We've got a few players missing but I've been delighted with the response of the players that have come in. We feel we need to put a strong performance in to get into the next round."

    Gary Holt, Falkirk manager

    "I've said to the boys, 'just go out and play, go and embrace the occasion'. The result will take care of itself."

  111. 1909: 

    Hibernian, Inverness and St Johnstone as well as Morton booked their places in the last eight last night. Who will join them after tonight's ties? Let me know your thoughts...

  112. 1905: 

    Falkirk manager Gary Holt continues with Rory Loy and Philip Roberts in attack, with Loy having scored twice against Dundee on Saturday.

    Scott Vernon is once again on the bench for the Dons, despite scoring the winner as a substitute against Inverness at the weekend.

  113. 1904: 

    Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, Vaulks, Flynn, Kingsley, McGrandles, Alston, Sibbald, Jay Fulton, Loy, Roberts. Subs: Bowman, Bingham, Leahy, Turnbull, McCracken.

    Aberdeen: Langfield, Shaughnessy, Hector, Reynolds, Robertson, Jack, Hayes, Smith, Pawlett, Low, Zola. Subs: Vernon, Wylde, Weaver, Magennis, Murray.

    Referee: Steven McLean


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  116. 1902: 

    On BBC Radio Scotland 810MW, on DAB digital radio and online, you can listen to Sportsound - Open all Mics, which will provide updates of all four of tonight's Scottish League Cup matches.

  117. 1900: 

    First up is the live BBC television match Falkirk v Aberdeen, which kicks off at 19:15 BST. You can watch the match from the Falkirk Stadium on BBC Two Scotland ad online.

  118. 1859: 

    There's also an all-Scottish Premiership tie between Dundee United and Partick Thistle at Tanandice.

  119. 1858: 

    After Morton's win at Celtic Park last night, can Falkirk, Livingston or Queen of the South cause a surprise tonight against Aberdeen, Motherwell or Hearts, respectively?

  120. 1857: 

    The four remaining Scottish League Cup third round ties take place this evening.

  121. 1855: 

    Good evening and welcome to tonight's Scottish League Cup coverage.

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